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Yu-Gi-Oh! Takes You into the “Battle of Chaos” in February 2022

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The first core booster of 2022 for Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, Battle of Chaos, breaks out in February! This 100-card set features new cards that work with Yugi Muto’s Dark Magician, including a new Ritual Monster, a new Fusion Monster, and a new Dragon form of Timaeus! There is plenty to look forward to in Battle of Chaos, here is just some of what you can expect:

  • The adorable Magikuriboh, as seen on the Kuriboh Kollection of accessory items!
  • New cards for themes introduced in Burst of Destiny, including an ocean of new “Icejade” cards and a powerful new Level 10 “Swordsoul” Synchro Monster.
  • New cards for “chilling” strategies like Vampire and Ghostrick!
  • The “Aesir” rise again! New “Nordic” monsters and “Nordic Relic” cards.
  • A brand-new World Premiere theme!
  • And much more!

The Battle of Chaos booster set contains 100* new cards:

50 Commons
26 Super Rares
14 Ultra Rares
10 Secret Rares

It’s currently set to be released on February 11, 2022.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Battle of Chaos

*Set content and release date subject to change

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight Comes to Roll20

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The Wild Beyond the Witchlight

With The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, the latest Dungeons and Dragons adventure having launched last week, Roll20 is offering this new campaign setting at a very special price starting at $29.99 USD (a whopping 40% off!). With Roll20, The Wild Beyond the Witchlight can be played with less prep time, as everything necessary to get started comes right in the module, including:

  • The Wild Beyond the Witchlight rules and lore including a new Feywild Trinkets table and factions of the game.
  • Over 45 creatures with in-app drag-and-drop, including classics like the quickling and korred, NPCs like Squirt the Oilcan, and new creatures including the displacer beast kitten and glasswork golem.
  • 2 races with Roll20 Charactermancer support, the Harengon and the classic Fairy.
  • 25 unique items with drag-and-drop support, including the Cloak of Many Fashions, the Pole of Collapsing, and the sentient +3 vorpal sword, Snicker-Snack.
  • 2 new backgrounds with Roll20 Charactermancer support. Play as a character who was lost to the Feywild as a child or a Witchlight Carnival hand.
  • Character Art Pack for player characters and NPCs alike featuring the gorgeous art of The Wild Beyond the Witchlight on pre-made tokens and handouts.

Wizards of the Coast Reveals a Dungeons & Dragons Expansion Gift Set for 2022

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D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set

During this past weekend’s D&D Celebration, Wizards of the Coast revealed a new gift set for Dungeons & Dragons coming in 2022.

The D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set is a perfect addition for the Dungeon Masters and D&D players in your life (or yourself, of course) who want to level up their libraries beyond the core rulebooks. The set contains new printings of Xanathar’s Guide to EverythingTasha’s Cauldron of Everything, and a new volume, Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse, which collects and revises tons of D&D material released since the launch of fifth edition into one convenient tome. Those three books plus a Dungeon Master’s Screen are all contained in a beautiful slipcase.

The D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set will be available on store shelves starting on January 25, 2022, with standard covers by Grzegorz Rutkowski (Monsters of the Multiverse, DM’s Screen and slipcase), Magali Villeneuve (Tasha’s), and Jason Rainville (Xanathar’s) featuring a shiny foil treatment while the new alternate covers designed by Joy Ang. Monsters of the Multiverse will be available as a standalone later in the year.

Monsters of the Multiverse contains more than 250 monster stat blocks and over 30 playable races from various sources including Volo’s Guide to MonstersThe Tortle Package, and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. The updated content in Monsters of the Multiverse will be available for purchase on digital platforms when the book is available as a standalone. Fans can continue to use older content from previous releases, but a purchase of Monsters of the Multiverse is necessary to access all the new and updated content.

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight Launches Today for Dungeons & Dragons

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The Wild Beyond the Witchlight is out now for Dungeons & Dragons. It’s the first adventure set primarily in the Feywild.

Once every eight years, the fantastic Witchlight Carnival touches down on your world, bringing joy to one settlement after the next. But there’s more to this magical extravaganza than meets the eye!

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight with a cover by Tyler Jacobson is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Miniature MarketCoolStuff Inc., and Game Nerdz as well as for download at D&D Beyond and Roll20. An alternative art cover by Hydro 74 with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish is available exclusively in game stores like Miniature Market and CoolStuff Inc.

Wizkids’ Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition Comes to Stores October 13

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Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition is coming to stores on October 13. The classic game of exploration, expansion, and development has all-new updates in this latest edition.

Released by Wizkids, the “Monumental Edition” includes the sought-after “Civilizations” and “Aztecs” expansions, fully sculpted minis of the 7 Wonders, and all-new cover art, newly sculpted minis, and graphic design.

The game is for 2 to 4 players ages 14+.


Purchase: Miniature MarketCoolstuff Inc.Game Nerdz

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Heads to Smartphones and more with the New Pokémon TCG Live App

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The Pokémon Company International has unveiled Pokémon TCG Live, a new app that allows Trainers to enjoy the Pokémon Trading Card Game in an updated digital format. Releasing as a free-to-play game, Pokémon TCG Live also marks the first time that the Pokémon Trading Card Game will be playable on smartphones, in addition to tablets, PCs, and Macs.

The announcement comes as The Pokémon Company International continues its yearlong celebration of the brand’s 25th anniversary by engaging fans with innovative Pokémon experiences and products.

Pokémon TCG Live is designed to be easy for beginners to learn how to play the game, while offering fresh challenges for existing players to improve and test their skills. Players will be able to enjoy some of their favorite Pokémon Trading Card Game activities, including building decks and battling other Trainers around the world. They will also be able to tailor their experience with customizable avatars and Pokémon Trading Card Game accessories, participate in daily quests, and more. In addition, Pokémon TCG Live will continue to be updated with new content and features following launch.

Pokémon TCG Live will be coming soon to supported iOS and Android devices, as well as PCs and Macs via Pokemon.com. Trainers looking to preview the game prior to broad availability will be able to participate in the mobile soft launch in Canada and the global open beta for PCs and Macs later this year.

Joytoy’s Warhammer 40K Figures and Orks are Ready for Pre-Order Next Week

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After a lot of anticipation as to “when”, Joytoy‘s impressive line of Warhammer 40,000 figures will be made to order for one week only. You’ll be able to get them from September 25th to October rd.

The figures feature 25 points of articulation and lots of accessories. Available are two squads of four, Primaris Incursors or Infiltrators. The figures are about 12cm tall, about 1:18 scale.

The Orks get some releases filling out the needed figures from their recent Warhammer 40,000 codex release.

Kill Rig or Hunta Rig, it’s up to you! Get this new mechanical creation that’s packed with guns and psychic energy. Or, give your Beast Snagga Boyz a ride!

When the Boyz get hurt, the Painboss is here to fix them up! Get this snazzy new take on the classic character who comes with a handy Grot Orderly on a motorized wheel!

Painboss

What is likely going to be the hot release of the bunch, Mozrog Skragbad is here! He’s the meanest Beast Snagga to ever live and charges into battle on his great white squigosaur. You can also build a Beastboss on Squigosaur as well!

The first issue of Marvel‘s Warhammer 40,000 Sisters of Battle will be available for order. The comic features an exclusive variant cover by Gerald Parael.

Warhammer 40,000 Sisters of Battle

Black Library has the sixth book of the Siege of Terra series, Warhawk. The story by Chris Wraight describes Jaghatai Khan’s plan to liberate the Lion’s Gate space port from Mortarion. The book has a limited edition version full of additional illustrations, faux leather cover, gold gilt page edges, and a ribbon bookmark.

Discover All the Potential the Galaxy Has to Offer in Star Trek Missions. Beaming Down in February 2022

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Star Trek Missions

WizKids has announced Star Trek Missionsfeaturing the same combo-building gameplay as the Kennerspiel-nominated Fantasy Realms!

In this galactic take on the combolicious classic by Bruce Glassco, you’ll unite familiar characters, locations, and gear from the Star Trek universe in strange and thrilling new configurations! Assemble a crew with anyone from Commander William Riker to DaiMon Bokgrab a Bat’lethand take on challenges like organizing a Diplomatic Conference or getting trapped in the Holodeck!

In Star Trek Missions, your goal is to assemble the highest-scoring combos possible by drawing cards from the Galaxy deck, the Mission deck, or the discard area. The cards are worth varying point values depending on the other cards in the player’s hand. As players want to have the highest-scoring hand at the end of the game, they’ll want to find the most valuable combinations of galaxy and mission cards during play.

Star Trek Missions is deceptively simple to learn, but its depth is as vast as the cosmos itself. Each turn, players will draw one card and discard one card. But even a single discard can be the difference between a prosperous victory and a failed mission.

Gather your crew and boldly go where no man has gone before in Star Trek Missions, hitting stores in February 2022!

Star Trek Missions

Kingdom Hearts: Perilous Pursuit is Coming from The OP

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From video game to tabletop game, Kingdom Hearts: Perilous Pursuit allows you to play the beloved franchise in a whole new way.

Get ready to help reclaim the communal universe in a cooperative chase to defeat the Heartless. Take on the roles of Sora, Goofy, Donald, Kairi, and Riku to explore and overpower mounting threats to various worlds. Seal the doors of six worlds to save them and restore the harmony forever!

In Kingdom Hearts: Perilous Pursuit players collect and assign sets of dice to take action and protect their fellow heroes, create attacks on the Heartless, and collect potions to help your quest. You track five abilities and must watch your health along the way. A cooperative game, you’ll need to work with other players and come to each other’s aid to make sure no one is defeated, the six worlds are sealed away, and keep the Heartless from overtaking two worlds.

Kingdom Hearts: Perilous Pursuit is coming to stores on November 3, 2021. The game is for 2-5 players, ages 8 and up.


Order: Game NerdzCoolStuff Inc.

Modiphius Reveals the Star Trek Adventures Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide

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Star Trek Adventures Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide

Grab your tricorders and head to the transporter room as today, Modiphius Entertainment has released the Star Trek Adventures Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide for pre-order online and in retail.

Modiphius web store pre-orders will ship in North America in January, and early October for the rest of the world, while retail delivery dates are January 22, 2022, in North America, and the rest of the world on October 28 of this year.

To order the Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide, please visit:

To ensure you can start playing in the new campaign setting right away, anyone pre-ordering the Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide will receive a PDF version immediately. Retailers can request PDF codes for pre-order customers from support@modiphius.com.

The Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide is the first campaign setting book for the Star Trek Adventures product line and includes setting material to make the Shackleton Expanse your own, as well as an epic 10-part campaign that begins in the original series era and continues into The Next Generation era (and can be adapted for use in any era of play).

Originally developed for the launch of the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game, the Shackleton Expanse plot was conceived by Modiphius founder Chris Birch and New York Times best-selling author Dayton Ward for use in a living campaign played by over 10,000 groups across the world over the course of two years. 

Star Trek Adventures’ project manager Jim Johnson and his team of writers (which includes Dayton Ward, Scott Pearson, Derek Tyler Attico, Kelli Fitzpatrick, and more) have since massively expanded on the first adventures — creating a vast campaign setting that provides plenty of opportunities for both Klingon and Starfleet crews to explore strange new worlds. Whether you’re playing with the Starfleet- or Klingon-focused core rulebooks, there’s plenty of exploration and adventure to go around. Graphic designer Tobias Richter built a custom CGI model of Narendra Station, which features prominently on the cover of the book as well as in several interior illustrations.

The Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide provides an incredible new region for your Star Trek adventures. Countless wonders and mysteries await within, including strange spatial phenomena that confuse sentient life-forms as well as starship sensors, ancient alien technologies powerful enough to move or obliterate entire star systems, dangerous new species to encounter, and so much more.

The Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide contains:

  • A detailed sandbox setting centered on the Shackleton Expanse and the only jointly-run Federation-Klingon starbase, Starbase 364, also known as Narendra Station
  • Five new playable species, including the Orions and four species unique to the Shackleton Expanse
  • An epic 10-part campaign spanning the original series and The Next Generation eras, featuring the mysterious Tilikaal
  • Guidance on how to create your own stories set in the Shackleton Expanse and beyond, across a century or more of the Star Trek timeline
  • A large selection of NPCs found in and near the Expanse, including the command staff of Narendra Station and many new life-forms
  • Starship statistics for four “hero” vessels (original series era U.S.S. Lexington and The Next Generation era U.S.S. BellerophonU.S.S. Thunderchild, and U.S.S. Venture) as well as NPC spacecraft from a variety of alien species, both new and familiar
  • Historical excerpts, personal logs, and intercepted communications, providing fresh perspectives on events related to the Shackleton Expanse
  • Multiple paths of entry – all content in this book is usable with any Star Trek Adventures ruleset (Starfleet-oriented core, The Klingon Empire core, or the forthcoming Tricorder Collector’s Edition Set rules digest) 

Also, as a partner for this year’s Free RPG Day, taking place online and in select local gaming stores, Modiphius will be giving out print copies of the Star Trek Adventures quickstart, which contains all the rules to get players and gamemasters started, along with a quick one-shot adventure.

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